Petersen to Perform Benefit Concert Tonight

Stephen Petersen plays his guitar on the shoreline of the Oakland Estuary. He will host a benefit concert for the Sept. 28 fire victims tomorrow at Rooster’s Roadhouse.

Officers from Alameda Police Department (APD) arrested Stephen Petersen, 27, on Sept. 28. They suspected him of setting a string of arson fires. Evidence led the Alameda County District Attorney’s office to later dismiss all charges against Petersen, but not until he spent more than two weeks locked up at Santa Rita Jail in Dublin.

Despite this ordeal Petersen, a folk musician, has gone on with his life. He will be giving to the community by hosting a benefit concert for the victims of the fires he once stood accused of setting.

He will take the stage at Rooster’s Roadhouse, 1700 Clement Ave. at 8 p.m. today, Dec. 19. Among the artists and musicians joining him will be Whistlin’ past the Graveyard, Wilson Wong and the Dudes, Wesly Woo & Tommy P, Minor Birds, Mike Glendenning and Highway Hymns.

The show is open to everyone age 18 and older. Tickets are $10 and half the proceeds will go to the Alameda Fire Victims Fund.